This school is going down hill since the new principal came here about 3 years ago. The principal is RUINING this once fabulous school. Overall, the school is not allowing the parents to participate in any school activities. Long gone are the days where you can take a picture of your child getting awards with classmates and teacher. Really who wants Ms.Bernal in the picture? not me. Also I remember being invited to go see my child in field day, well not anymore! She took that away from the parents too! God forbid you should have to speak to a teacher after school, she doesn't allow that either. Ms. Bernal you get an F on your ethics, manners and overall demeanor.
Sad, twin lakes is the worst school , good teachers and a very polite assistant principal, but sadly I can't say the same about new principal. A very uneducated person. My SON is now ATTENDING Palm Spring Middle, and I am very glad. Hope she learns how to treat parents and teachers, because if she keeps on like that, she will have to retired, I can't understand why she is like that because she is very smart. :(
The new principal in this school is very rude, they care more about attendance then the health of child or situation. When you try to set up a meeting they take FOREVER. I am concidering changing my child from that school to North twin lakes.
I can rate the school a 0% due to the principal that the school has . teachers are very nice, but the principal is very rude, has no professional ethical at all screams to all the kids in the hall way, kids are afraid when they see her. Don't let them finish there breakfast, insults parents verbally and thinks she is in the army, if you walk in the office the ladies that work in the office have to whisper because she doens't allow them to talk to nobody. She treats the teachers like if they were kindergardten. You cant enjoy the award ceremony anymore everything is running no pictures can't be taken, no christmas show, no spring show, the shows is were the kids use to show there talents.
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE PREVIOUS COMMENT , SINCE THE NEW PRINCIPAL, THIS SCHOOL IS GETTING EVERYDAY WORST.I CAN'T EVEN BELIEF HOW RUDE AND UNPROFESIONAL SHE IS.. I AM GLAD THAT THIS IS MY LAST YEAR HERE SO THE PAIN IS GOING TO LEFT ME SOON. I RECOMEND NORTH TWIN LAKE, THERE YOU CAN TAKE PICTURES OS YOUR KIDS WHEN THEY GET THEIR CEREMONIES, A PRIVILEGE THAT WE LOST AS A PARENT OF TWIN LAKE SINCE WE HAVE NEW PRINCIPAL.. YES BECAUSE THE OTHER REVIEW FORGOT TO TELL THAT YOU CAN'T EVEN TAKE PICTURES OF YOUYR KIDS ON CEREMONIES. SO SAD...
This school used to be one of the bests schools in hialeah area, but now it is not like that any more. Since, Ivette bernal pino begins as or new principal. It have been a mess, parents are treat as garbage, she screams to kids, parents, and staff. All the parents have been calling to the region but the region have been doing nothing. I am a very concern parent, I can't even belief that I will have to move my kids because of her.... She doesn't care about kids or staff... On rainy days , she doesn't let the parents go with a umbrella to where the kids are.. You have to wait under rain until a staff member bring your kids to you! It is incredible I haven't seen this situation in any other school.. I am very disappointed as a parent.. Also school activities such as Christmas have been cut... Also parents can't be in school as volunteers . . Since Mrs the Leon left this school have been a big mess... It is really sad because the school staff taking out the principal is really good.. Here we have excellent teachers that care about their students and about their well being..
My 2 boys have been going to this school for 2 years now and overall it is a pretty good school. Some of the pros are: They have a lot of activities, they are organized, they have amazing teachers and staff that work hard to get your child what they need, and they make sure every child is at appropriate reading and math levels. Some of the cons are: after school pick-up takes forever, you are not allowed inside the school, it is hard to speak to the teacher after school (have to set up meeting), they give A LOT of homework, and they are super strict about attendance. Overall, though my children are happy, learning, and improving everyday.
There is a new principal its is no longer mrs.de leon the new principal is very tough on the kids sometimes but she is well educated. she is excellent she plans lots of fun activities for the kids and i especially love it to as well i am a student at this school
This is my daughters' first day of school in kindergarten. I was very suprised to hear from my child that she never washed her hands in school. I believe that as a priority teachers should make an effort to make sure that they wash their hands. Also the school is very nice and the teacher, but to pick up your child was a nightmare. There is no organization to pick up you lil ones.... maybe because it was the first day...lets see what happens in the next few days.
this school is a very good school.all of my 2 daughters went there and Im very happy with the outcome.
This is my son first year in twin lake and so far the teacher have been wonderful they take there time to help you if you don't understand sometihing being a one child mother it makes me feel happy leaving my son at this school
This school is more concerned with keeping it's A grade then the students. They put so much pressure on the children with very little reward. Children should enjoy participating in school. It is the schools responsibility to make learning fun. Unfortunately, this is not the schools priority. I am very glad that my child only has one year left in this school. The after care program is very un-organized.
This school is very good and is concerned about the education and safety of you child/children. The only thing I do not agree with is the unfriendliness of the principal.
The facilities are great. The teachers are excellent. There are lots of programs and ceremonies that my daughter loved. The separate art and music classes, even in kindergarten, are great. There were just 2 things that really disappointed me. Firstly, every assembly, or program that was held with the parents was bi-lingual. I don't speak spanish, but i had to sit through a program that was twice as long and i couldn't understand half of it. The PTA meetings were also in Spanish. One person had to translate the main point for me. The second problem I had was very limited parent involvement. The PTA was a foreign concept to most parents and not many were interested in doing anything. It is a great school for spanish speakers.
Both my children have attended Twin Lakes Elementary. Ms. De Leon has been the principal and I would like to express what a wonderful principal she is. She truly cares about her students, teachers and faculty. I couldn't ask for a more caring principal than Ms. De Leon. she is tough but her dedication is an A+. I would like to add that from the PTA to all the teachers this is a great school... Sincerely, Martha Latour
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